1. This grilled cheese bloody caesar. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS.
2. The worst thing ever happened on Sunday. We went to get some outside autumn decor and as we were driving home, realized a BEE was in the car. If you’ve been reading you know I’m ridiculously afraid of bees and most bugs. Yeah I know. So I wouldn’t move a muscle until we got home. I had to leave again soon anyway though – and never found the bee – STILL DIDN’T – but as I was sitting in an hour of traffic, a stinkbug flew into my hair in the car. I’m basically taking the car to the junkyard. Don’t even.
3. This little guy dances to Dirty Dancing. AHHHH!
4. Ummm I saw that all of the old school Snick Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes were uploaded to youtube?! Hello tweenhood life.
5. I desperately need some pantry organization help. Maybe this means I’m nesting? Anyhoo, our pantry is one closet, it’s not big but it has really deep (read: awful) shelving. We can’t even hammer a nail so we won’t be changing that, but HELLLP. How do I fix just throwing things in randomly?
6. An overanalyzer’s life. Oh hi #7. And #9. And #12. OMG always #12.
7. I’m saying a million and one prayers for getting through the west coast book tour without going into labor. I was convinced I was going to birth a baby on a plane or in Seattle somewhere.
8. Speaking of planes, I flew Southwest (which I loathe) and always get early bird check in BECAUSE OMG SEAT ANXIETY and I actually got A1 on my boarding pass! Then my connecting flight was delayed and I didn’t even get to use it. How unfair?
9. Please indulge me and read this article on it being decorative gourd season. As long as you’re not offended by language. I’m seriously dead.
10. This TV point is going to be ridiculous. SOA: I can’t deal with my love for Chibs. I fear that Nero is going to die (he might be my fave, it might have something to do with pregnancy hormones, TMI) to prove everything is Gemma’s fault. (because it is.) Nashville: I KNEW Luke was going to turn all weird. He’s turning weird right? Go back to Deacon! Homeland: I need more Carrie and Quinn in my life, together. Boardwalk: sorta boring but I’m still sad it’s almost over. I can’t even get into the shows on Thursday night at the moment. Annnnnd my obvi pick of the week, Walking Dead: HOLY CRAP this was my favorite ending to any episode ever. I loved the whole episode. I’m sure it’s downhill from here though. Wah.
11. This post on feeling lost is so spot on. This is EXACTLY how I felt in my mid-to-late 20s and certainly when I started my blog. Heck, I still feel that way sometimes.
12. I’m having a caps lock issue today (and everyday). Apologies. (kind of.)
42 Comments on “Tuesday Things.”
AHHHH! I could totally relate to the Over-Analyzer list. Like.Every.Single.One.
#10 on that list, I basically spent all day planning on what I was going to say to you when I met you. And none of it happened. As soon as I walked away, I’m like, gah! Did I really just talk about Pittsburgh with her, there are so many other things!
OMG WALKING DEAD! I almost passed out from anxiety in the first 7 minutes.
OMG, this Tuesday Things rocks. I am still laughing over that gourd piece, and the overanalyzer thing is more relatable than I like to admit! Oh, and all the TV THINGS…could not agree more. I hope Gemma gets what’s coming…I don’t know that I’ve ever disliked a TV character as much I dislike her! Team Carrie and Quinn! Gosh, I hope that happens.
The entirety of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is also on regular hulu for free… :)
for future reference – southwest will let you pre board if you tell them you are pregnant! i used it all the time when flying with my first :)
#5 install some pull-out drawers FTW http://www.containerstore.com/shop/elfa/bestSellingSolutions/drawerSystems?productId=10024442&green=22808CB5-4706-50FF-02A0-BE9B1EDECDB4
Nicky beat me to it, I’ve got the same pantry set-up and the pullouts are awesome
^^ I live and die by Container Store…just wish they would open up one here in the Burgh…
Oh the overanalyzer one.. hello numbers 2, 8, 10, 15 (please, take my order last. No, really, I’ll know by then)..
I overanalyze a lot.
and our pantry is also hard to keep organized. I ended up zoning it – so one “zone” is canned goods, and another “zone” is boxes, and we have a basket for packets of things like yeast, and for chocolate bars (we have an abundance of Hershey bars right now due to s’mores). It helps to a point, and then I put a canned good with the boxes..
That Grilled Cheese Bloody Caesar… what. Looks AMAZING. Need to make a batch of those ASAP.
I love Chibs! I’m so happy to see him with a lady. I even had an (ahem) dream about him last night…must be those pregnancy hormones!
You literally watchj all my favorite shows. Especially Homeland, Walking dead (although how gross was it when they had all those bodies like curing in the slaughterhouse), and SOA (although Jax is my least fave now, I loved when he was all hard and mushy at the same time…. Wah.)
LOL that kiddo and dirty dancing SO STINKING CUTE!
If you’re flying Southwest anymore, you can request a disability preboard pass and get on even earlier.
I’m pregnant right now too and did that when I flew a couple weeks back.. No shame. It wastes your early bird check-in though (which I am also a fan of).
#8…Seating anxiety, lol, definitely have that and thought I was the only one!
#10…Nashville…YES, go back to Decon, Luke is getting so weird! Speaking of TV shows, I recently started watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix because of the new season…can we talk about binge watching? I’m almost done with Season 2…you HAVE TO WATCH THAT SHOW, it’s actually really good and I thought I wouldn’t like it!
Hope you don’t give labor on a plane lol!
Do you have a Container Store near you? You need crazy amounts of self-control to go in there, but they have these long plastic crates that I use in my pantry so that I can just pull out the whole thing instead of moving everything on the shelf to get to what’s in back.
Also – all my spices are in a lazy susan, but I’m the girl who told you at the Boston book signing that I made your apple crisp and mistook my mint extract for vanilla, so… maybe that isn’t working well for me.
That decorative gourd essay (?) is one of my favorite things, EVER!
And, I recently had to organize our cabinet that serves as a pantry and it’s super deep on one side, making it basically a black hole. I bit the bullet and ordered these clear organizing bins (InterDesign Linus Binz) from amazon (I think you can get them from the container store, as well). Sean was skeptical of the price, but I basically went on a rant about how I needed them to organize the cabinet or I would lose my GD mind. They come in a bunch of sizes and I am really happy with them.
every 20 something should read 11
Re: the pantry. Get some long narrow baskets that you can pull out- makes it easier to get to things in the back!
SOA: Chibs and the cop/Kat from Mystic Pizza are just plain weird. Talk about moving things along quickly. It’s just so strange to see him even have a love interest. And I, too, really love Nero and I hate that it could be Gemma who brings him down. Her one chance to change (a bit) after Clay, and she ruins it. And can they please just get rid of whiny Juice already. Gah, he is so annoying.
Your bee story reminded me of the time a dying bee flew (fell) in through my open window as i was driving and landed between my legs. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to maintain control of a moving vehicle whilst trying to avoid getting stung in some very sensitive areas, but it is very difficult to drive while hovering over your drivers seat like it’s a public restroom. Whew. I mean, I still got stung but nowhere critical and I didn’t crash, so I like to think I handled it pretty well. I’ve never forgiven that little bugger for choosing me for his final mission.
Have you watched House of Cards on Netflix?…. all I can say is OMG.. Kevin Spacey is absolutely awesome in the role of congressman Frank Underwood.. you must watch it.. season 1 & 2 are available to watch but season 3 wont be airing on netflix until Feb 2015.. it is intense and mind-blowingly good!
thursday night shows I can’t get into either except for the new how to get away with murder, you should check that one out!
CHIBS. thank you for vocalizing this, though I am obviously still #TeamJax4EVA and umm hiii, I’m dressing up as Gemma for Halloween. WIN!
The over-analyzer list. #mylife
It’s Fall, f$&kfaces. Snicker.
Pantry organization –> http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2014/10/purge-day-1-pantry-food.html
I want to buy all the OXO containers!! I only made it as far as getting rid of expired food :(
I am also petrified of bees. I was in my living room recently when one buzzed right by my face, so I hid in the bathroom and called my mother. When she didn’t answer, I spent several minutes psyching myself up to open a window, and then several more excruciating minutes watching the bee from the other side of the room while it took FOREVER to figure out that it could leave. Still trying to imagine how and why a bee got into my apartment…
Pantry idea- buy wire rack shelves from target (obvi- find them in the kitchen storage section like near drawer/silverware organizer type things) and put them towards the back of your deep shelves- that way you can stack stuff up higher to see it and it will be like… Stadium seating for your dry goods?!
Just made the coffee cake- added sliced plums in the middle with the streusel. Currently in the oven so hope it works- but it smells HEAVENLY!!
Bee in your car!?!?!?! ASDFGHJKL:
The thoughtcatalogue article is really useful and helpful to read – thanks Jessica!
Bee in the car…bee in my groceries last week. Drove home from the store with all the windows open, he stayed in a grocery bag until he was in the house. He never made it back outside!! Ha!
As for the pantry…containers/bins. Short ones for cans, tall ones for cereal and chips. I have a kid’s zone, Mexican zone, Italian zone, etc. and no door on the pantry!
#5 ~ Some great suggestions already. Containers can get expensive plus you may commit to a size/shape you find doesn’t work for you. My solution as a renter has always been to initially use old baking sheets, roasting pans, cake pans, baskets, trays – whatever I already own. I’ve even used cardboard boxes (if they are the right length and width, you can cut them down to the height you want.) Organize by zones and then try it out for awhile before spending money on containers and racks, etc. The drawers are great, but quite an investment and it’s just about as easy to pull out plastic containers, baskets or trays. Sometimes I’ll put several small baskets (say to organize cookie cutters, sprinkles, cupcake liners and the like.) on one large baking sheet or an old TV tray Organizing like-items in the baskets and an entire category like baking on the tray. You may decide you’d like to purchase stackable containers or glass/plastic canisters for staples like sugar, flour, rice, cereal first and wait to get the larger slide-out containers. For canister-type containers, glass and plastic are good because you can see how much you have left of the contents. The “staggered height” racks Cait suggested in either metal or plastic are especially good for spices and you can get larger ones for canned goods. I’ve found lazy susans work better for bottles like oils and vinegar than for spices which can’t be as easily identified.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and your book!
Congratulations on your pregnancy and book!!! So exciting!!! Made me laugh about the bee :) I wanted to ask, what filter did you use for that effect in pic? I’ve seen it before but I have never been able to find it and love it!
Thanks for the 411 in advance!
Jahaila over @ Girl Nesting
I don’t have a pantry, just high shelves and short arms. But I swear by these at the container store, http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/refrigeratorFreezer?productId=10032358&N=74068. You can use every inch of the shelf and have access to it. And nothing ever gets lost in the back.
stink bugs are the worst. my parents house has them, and i always find one climbing on my car in my own driveway, almost 3 hours from their house. HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT TRIP ON THE OUTSIDE OF A CAR?!
I have several large plastic dishpans that I use to store things in my pantry (dishpans=those tubs you’re supposed to put in your sink to soak dishes). Pretty inexpensive and functional.
Now that’s a great list:
#1 – I couldn’t decide whether to laugh at it or go into the kitchen immediately and made it!
#6 I relate to EVERYTHING and I could sit at my desk all day and watch the GIF from 4
#9 lol! I want to send it to Martha Stewart
Thanks for a million giggles!!
re. #1… I actually had no idea a bloody mary with clamato was called a bloody caesar! that’s just “how my parents make them.” love it. learned something new from those canadians today! and the grilled cheese accompaniment is pretty genius. only could be improved with a little bacon. :)
You should totally install pull-out drawers in your pantry! My father-in-law did it in their kitchen in just a couple of hours. My pantry shelves aren’t deep, but I use these stepped things, just because it makes it easier to organize and see what’s in there: http://www.amazon.com/Copco-2555-0188-Non-Skid-Cabinet-Organizer/dp/B0036OQU56/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413485171&sr=8-2&keywords=expandable+shelf+organizer
As a youngster (your age) I had a huge fear of bees too. One dove into the car when I was driving and I freaked out and went through a stop sign onto a highway and a car ran into me and I was very lucky. Now I try to remember I’m more afraid of dying in a car accident.. Plus I quit blaming bees; they are not the problem; it’s those damn hornets.
Dancing boy? Adorable
Nashville? They’re all acting weird. I mean if Luke’s not a bad boy isn’t he a bit boring? :) But at least I saw the other day that Hayden really is pregnant which answered my question of ‘WHY??’
Gourds? Compared to pumpkins I’m in love with them. I’m so over the word pumpkin by now I’ve started to hate them.
Sad to hear you loathe Southwest. I work at the headquarters. Great company. Great airline!! I hope you have good experiences going forward. You have fans here!